Hypersonic aerodynamic characteristics of flat delta and caret wing models at high incidence angles

Rao, DM (1970) Hypersonic aerodynamic characteristics of flat delta and caret wing models at high incidence angles. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 7 (12). pp. 1475-1476.

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Abstract

Recent proposals concerning the space shuttle vehicle have revived interest in the aerodynamics of efficient lifting re-entry configurations. The flat-bottom delta has been extensively studied as a promising shape for the wide range of flight conditions encountered by the shuttle. An experimental study by Opatowski has indicated that, in cruising flight, the caret wing has some advantage over the flat delta. There is, however, a lack of information on the force characteristics of caret wings under conditions appropriate to re-entry.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerodynamic characteristics;Caret wings;Delta wings;Hypersonic flow;Space shuttles;Aerodynamic balance;Angle of attack;Drag; Lift;Wing loading
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: Users 64 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:24
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3756

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